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Flexible Screen Smartphones Future UI Implications Brainstorm & Video via @Curagami

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Our Bendy Future 
Flexible Screen Smartphones Future UI Implications brainstorms implications of bendy screen technology sharing a FastCodeDesign.com riff, short video and brainstorm of User Interface (UI) implications. 

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UI Web Design Examples Inspire on Pinterest

UI Web Design Examples Inspire on Pinterest | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

An open board hosted by Awwwards where everyone interested in web design can share inspiration. | See more about web design layouts, web design and ui design.

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Great responsive web design examples here and some beautiful web design from grids to water falls.

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Magic of the GRID: 60+ Website Grid Design Examples Inspire

Magic of the GRID: 60+ Website Grid Design Examples Inspire | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that currently almost everything on the internet is becoming image-driven. If you think for a moment, it is only really catching up with print
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Little did I know how prescient I was. In 1999 when I created FoundObjects.com (now gone sadly), one of the first B2B and B2C specialty gift sites,

I decided to use a Mondrian Grid that you can see on the WayBackMachine: http://web.archive.org/web/19991127134326/http://www.foundobjects.com/

I used Mondrian's grid because it was brand aligned to the FoundObjects.com's museum store customers. The grid also helped organize a lot of information. Organizing a LOT of information in an easy to understand pattern is the advantage of using a grid in your web design as these more than 60 examples show.

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Website Design Projects Timeline From Research To Testing [infographic]

Website Design Projects Timeline From Research To Testing  [infographic] | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
This great infographic takes you through the initial engagement stages for new website design work, through research, landing page design, coding, validation onto final launch and search engine optimi
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Cool way to visualize web design process and true to my experience of creating more than 100 websites.

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Katja Tschimmel's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:35 PM

Design Thinking applied to Web Sites. Very nice graphic!

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8 UI, UX Tips For Amazing Software or Website Development

8 UI, UX Tips For Amazing Software or Website Development | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
UI & UX are key factors that influence on user behavior. UI & UX solutions can lead to a successful tandem between software development and end-usage experience.
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Design Tips
These tips rock. Very specific and several are new to me. For example, despite my Director of Ecommerce roots I did not know that 40% of purchases on an ecommerce website are impulse buys. These tips help you maximize the impulse and convert visitors to buyers and advocates.

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Won't Find A Better UI Share Than @edumicro @Feedly Share on Medium

Introducing feedly's New Explore Experience - Coming up in feedly - Medium

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The user interface is the great overlooked design element. Overlooked because lousy UI can literally cost millions or worse. Tick off today's mobile empowered surfers and they may make letting their friends know how bad your site sucks their mission for the day. 

Eduardo is fixing what is becoming a favorite tool - Feedly. Feedly is how I discover content now their current UI notwithstanding (it is bad). Eduardo's full share tells everything he and Feedly are thinking. Much of it is brilliant and should be copied. 

His post was so inspiring I had to weigh in leaving a comment about not presuming too much how I / we use their tool. Best to ASK FOR HELP :). 
 

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18 Pivotal 2014 Web Design Trends [+ Scenttrail take]

18 Pivotal 2014 Web Design Trends [+ Scenttrail take] | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

What web design trends do you think we'll see in 2014? I'm betting on more simplicity, more cleanliness, and more focus on smaller screen sizes, among other things.

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1. Flat UI - AGREE and general agreement.2. 'Mobile first' - AGREE! & trying to wrestle that pig to ground now with CrowdFunde.3. Yet more scrolling - Agree and coming from mobile too.

4. More HTML5 goodness - Agree.

5. More HTML5 badness - Yes goes hand-in-hand with #4

6. Micro UX - New to me, can't judge yet.

7. Less text - Agree we are moving to the visual web and lean content (more infographics, arresting images and graphics less text)


.8. Minimalist navigation - Agree and this is coming from MOBILE (working CrowdFunde's "mobile first" design right now and navigation is expensive in mobile.


9. CSS replaces images - Agree CSS Canvas is going to make many images needless weight on the page.


10. Video / moving backgrounds - AGREE!


11. Richer content experiences - Agree especially video.


12. Making the most of one page - Agree, but don't agree with single page sites (we aren't there yet).


13. Varied typography - Agree there is a lot happening on the server side with type.


14. Monochromatic design - New to me, but more likely than


15. Hypercolour - Not Sure color is easy to do BAD online and more color can make a mess.


16. Cards / tiles - Fascinating and new to me, read why cards are future of the web

http://insideintercom.io/why-cards-are-the-future-of-the-web/


17. Bigger, better imagery (Agree, cloud caching and CDNs making this possible).


18. Fixed position content / navigation - Agree as social widgets already doing this

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Tyler Richendollar's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:38 AM

Some seriously great design ideas and trends for 2014 and forward.  Really a solid summary of what the web looks like today, and will evolve through. 

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User-centered Design Hero Justin Knecht Interview at HOW Design Live

User-centered Design Hero Justin Knecht Interview at HOW Design Live | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Justin Knecht is a proven master of innovation and user-centered design. Don't miss him live with many other A-listers at HOW Design Live 2014, in Boston.
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Great interview and I'm going to pick up "Orbiting The Giant Hairball" since it sounds like a MUST READ :). M

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Birth of the Cool: 2012 UI, UX Design Trends

Birth of the Cool: 2012 UI, UX Design Trends | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

User Experience UX Software Design 2013 Trends. Agree, big 2013 design trends include:

* Visual Marketing & Design Simplicity (lean content, lots of Infographics and other data visualizations).

* Content Marketing heavily influenced by mobile first and mobile's content constraints (speed, small, UI).

 

Would add bubbles about the size of "mobile first" for:
* Predictive Analytics.

* Real Time "read the cookie, fire the design" triggers.

* Move to branching business logic controlling design elements.

 

I may be the only champion of the freedom from design boxes movement. I just don't see UX and design functioning in such limited ways for much longer. Design is most impactful when it is relevant and we have enough persona and behavior information to "read the cookie, fire the design" now. 

Why aren't we?

I saw this same problem with the move from A/B to multivariate testing. MVP testing puts such a load on shifting THINKING and creative that adoption was slow. AI-like web design has the same problem. Once you create a branching path algorithm based on personas and behaviors you need LOTS of creative to support the move.  


Oh, this isn't the ONLY time I've been up on a soapbox all by my lonesome.  


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